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Monoide - Numbers [ratc004]

by Monoide

Published August 2, 2004
Topics Electronic


thomas lipka from bratislava (.sk) strikes back with a more dancefloor orientated ep, after his technoid album on ratc001 and the warm soundscapes released on 2063music.de. monoide puts just enough harmonics in techno music to keep the people listening and shaking.

full of ideas of the "red bull academy" in south africa he recharged his batteries, set up his system for a clear performance, and to create emotional tracks like "strategy".
meanwhile monoide travels slovakia to make people dance in the clubs.

an ep like a shot, reminding at the subtleness of a stewart walker. and a fine bunch of remixes is coming on realaudio.ch in september.


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reviews:
mari-posa.com review
Das Follow Up von Monoides genialer LP periodt ist mit den 4 Stücken auf Numbers weniger heterogen dafür mehr auf den Tanzflur ausgerichtet. Thomas Lipka aus Bratislava stemmt sich aber endgültig in eine der ersten Positionen des Minimal-Techno im Netz. Weniger Abstrakt und mit einem ausgeprägten Gefühl für dunkle, dahinschwebende Stimmungen klicken Mikrosounds mit den Dubdelays um die Wette. In der Tiefe des Halls ist ja viel Platz für Sounds, dieser wird beim Track Control etwas überstrapaziert. Der Rest der EP ist Milchglasklar und Lange-Messer-scharf. Die perfekt dosierten Echos beleben das dunkle Grummeln, wie ein ausgeflippter Schmetterling den Sumpf. Hallo Dial Posse! Bitte mal anklicken!
(Thomas Hoeverkamp)

inthemix.au.com review
For those that have not heard of the Real Audio Record Label, this is a Net Label ie one that distributes its music through the Internet in the form of high quality mp3 downloads. Furthermore, each release is made available to the public absolutely free.

This release is made up of 4 tracks. The first is "Recharged" which is characterised by minimal beats, subtle moody atmospheres, distorted granular tones, and twisted panned effects. "System" and "Control" are another two tracks that again have a similar dark and atmospheric vibe. Finally, "Strategy" concludes this release with its stuttering beats, metallic percussion sounds, and deep sound-scapes.

An interesting release with excellent production and sounds, my only complaint is the lack of any memorable musical elements/hooks, which I personally feel, is sorely lacking amongst the huge amount of Net Labels and Net Audio that exist today.
(PJay)


Source realaudio.ch
Run time 00:26:24

Notes

releasepage:
http://www.realaudio.ch/tec/ratc004.html

Reviews

Reviewer: Noirling - - October 21, 2006
Subject: Seems cliché
Just more of that same Um-tish, Um-tish that has such a stranglehold on techno.
Reviewer: LAJ - - August 7, 2004
Subject: Highly Recommended Innovative Techno
Unfortunately, this brief but novel techno release doesn't have a description with it so a I'm guessing that a number of potential listeners may have skipped over it. I was hooked after the first listen. Its complex beats and rhythms are mesmerizing and the subtle background chords will completely envelop you. I recommed listening to the 4th track first. This release deserves a good description and a better review than I can give it.
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